Longmont going big with space photo to woo Google
LONGMONT, Colorado – Longmont hearts Google.
That’s the message dozens of Longmont residents plan to spell out in the parking lot of Silver Creek High School on Friday.
Dozens of residents plan to use their bodies to form a red heart that will rest between the words “Longmont” and “Google,” spelled out by 82 or so cars. A DigitalGlobe satellite passing overhead between 12:27 and 12:29 p.m. Friday should be able to photograph the scene.
Organizers hope the photo will boost the chances that Mountain View, California-based company Google will choose Longmont over thousands of other cities to test a speedy Internet service.
Longmont resident and radio show host Tom Sheffield is among organizers of the stunt. He’s still recruiting cars.